Pálás Cinema, 15 Lower Merchants Road, Galway, will be opening in early 2018. Come and join our team, and work in this state of the art & unique city centre venue housing a 3 screen cinema, bespoke restaurant and beautifully designed bar.

Head Chef- cinema and bar

As head chef you will help to combine great movies with cinema food favourites. Working in this exciting new venue, alongside the restaurant & bar manager, you will oversee the successful operation of the Pálás kitchen creating dishes for our bar and café, managing kitchen staff & meeting health and safety standards. A love of cooking combined with creativity will ensure you succeed in this fast paced environment and your responsibilities will include:

  • Overall responsibility for the kitchen’s daily operations.
  • Introducing and liaising with the relevant suppliers for food orders.
  • Creating new dishes and menus including pizza favourites, salads, antipasti and delicious sides!
  • Recruiting new staff and ongoing staff management and roster creation.
  • Working to ensure sustainable profit margins on food are maintained with direct input required to the overall restaurant and bar budget.
  • Monitoring and controlling stock levels and ensuring stock is effectively rotated.
  • Responsible for maintaining the highest health and safety procedures and standards operate in the kitchen.

Please send applications outlining relevant experience to, stating role applied for in the email subject line.

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th January.

We do not require the assistance of recruitment agencies for this search


Yorgos Lanthimos’ highly anticipated THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER will be released in cinemas on November 3rd.

You can watch the trailer here-



Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, The Killing of a Sacred Deer firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljic ) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.

The film was produced by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe’s Element Pictures, the producers of THE LOBSTER and Oscar-winner ROOM. It was financed by Film4 and the Irish Film Board, who also were financiers of THE LOBSTER, and New Sparta Films, whose involvement was brokered by HanWay Films. The project was developed by Element Pictures and Film4. HanWay Films are the worldwide sales agent.


THE LOBSTER premiered to rapturous applause and an extended standing ovation at its world premiere in competition in Cannes last night.
There has been huge praise for the film with industry bible Variety says that “Yorgos Lanthimos’s first English-language feature is a wickedly funny, unexpectedly moving satire of couple-fixated society.” While The Hollywood Reporter sums it up as “A dark, deeply funny dystopian tale.” 
The Evening Standard commenting that its “very funny but also bloody and brutal, like life. It’s fantasy cinema of the kind that a festival like Cannes lives to nurture: terrific.
Indiewire comments that The Lobster brings Lanthimos’ distinct blend of morbid, deadpan humor and surrealism to a broader canvas without compromising his ability to deliver another thematically rich provocation.”  The Guardian call itbizarre and hilarious” with the highly influential magazine Vanity Fair believing it to be “very much its own unique animal, a strange swirl of satire, allegory, and metaphor that makes a rueful tragic comedy of modern romance.”
British broadsheet, The Telegraph says that Colin Farrell is “every bit as funny and hang-doggedly adorable as he was in Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges” and that the film is ‘like nothing you’ve seen before.’ The Irish Times awards THE LOBSTER 4 stars and states  “You walk out feeling ever so slightly changed by it. There are few higher compliments.”
Speaking from Cannes, Element Pictures Producer Ed Guiney commented that “the response to Yorgos film was overwhelming. It’s so gratifying that Cannes audiences embraced this wonderfully funny, brilliantly dark and ultimately beautiful film in such an enthusiastic way. It’s exactly what we hoped in launching this film to the world.” THE LOBSTER marks Element Pictures sixth film in official selection at Cannes in recent years.
Featuring an all-star cast including Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Léa Seydoux, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Michael Smiley, THE LOBSTER is a blackly funny love story set in a near future where finding love is a matter of life or death.
Shot at Parknasilla in Co. Kerry in Spring 2014, THE LOBSTER is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou and produced by Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey and Yorgos Lanthimos. Executive Producers are Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross and Sam Lavender with Isabel Davis as the lead executive for the BFI Film Fund. The film was developed by Element and Irish finance for the film came from the Irish Film Board with Rory Gilmartin as the lead executive for the IFB.
Irish Audiences will have the chance to see THE LOBSTER when it goes on release in the Autumn through Element Pictures Distribution.



Element Pictures are delighted to announce that THE LOBSTER will have its world premiere at this year’s 68th Cannes Film Festival, screening in the prestigious official competition.
THE LOBSTER is the highly anticipated English language debut of internationally acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, who thrilled and shocked audiences worldwide with DOGTOOTH (2009) and ALPS (2011).

Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, John C Reilly, Ben Whishaw, Olivia Colman and Michael Smiley, THE LOBSTER is a blackly funny love story set in a near future where finding love is a matter of life or death.

The film was shot at Parknasilla in Co Kerry in Spring 2014 and produced by Irish company Element Pictures who will also distribute in Ireland later this year.

Speaking on the announcement, producer Ed Guiney said ‘Yorgos is one of the most visionary film-makers working today and THE LOBSTER is a profoundly moving, brilliantly funny and disturbing meditation on modern love. Cannes competition is the perfect place to launch this film.’

This is Element Picture’s seventh film in official selection at Cannes in recent years; in 2006 Ken Loach’s THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY won the Palme d’Or, in 2007 Lenny Abrahamson’s GARAGE won the CICAE Prize at Directors’ Fortnight, Alicia Duffy’s ALL GOOD CHILDREN was also selected for the Director’s Fortnight section of the festival in 2010, followed by Paolo Sorrentino’s THIS MUST BE THE PLACE in 2011.
Last Year, Loach’s JIMMY’S HALL also received its world premiere at the festival.

THE LOBSTER is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou and produced by Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Ceci Dempsey and Yorgos Lanthimos. Executive Producers are Andrew Lowe, Tessa Ross and Sam Lavender. The film was developed by Element and Irish finance for the film came from the Irish Film Board.

Film4, Bord Scannán na hÉireann/ the Irish Film Board, Eurimages, the Netherlands Film Fund, Greek Film Centre and BFI present in association with Protagonist Pictures, with the participation of CANAL+, CINE+ and Aide aux Cinémas du Monde, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères et du Développement International, Institut Français an Element Pictures, Scarlet Films, Faliro House, Haut et Court, Lemming Film co-production in association with Limp and with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

Twitter: @LobsterFilm


Element Pictures are delighted to announce  that Gerard Barrett’s GLASSLAND has been selected to screen in competition at the prestigious 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22nd – Feb 1st in Park City, Utah.

GLASSLAND will screen as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition which screens twelve films from emerging filmmaking talents around the world.

GLASSLAND tells the story of a young taxi driver on the fringes of the criminal underworld, who in an effort to save his mother from addiction and unite his broken family, is forced to take a job which will see him pushed further into its underbelly. Whatever he decides to do, his and his family’s lives will be changed forever.

Featuring a formidable cast including IFTA winner Jack Reynor (What Richard Did, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Macbeth), Emmy, Golden Globe award winning and Oscar Nominated actress Toni Collette (Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine, The Way, Way Back), rising British star and the 2014 Bafta Rising Star Will Poulter (Son of Rambow, We’re the Millers, The Maze Runner) and British Independent Film award winning Northern Irish actor Michael Smiley (A Field in England, Kill List, The World’s End).

Speaking on the selection, Director Barrett commented that “It’s such an honour and privilege to take this film to Sundance. To be in competition at Sundance, really is something special.”

Producer Ed Guiney is “delighted to be bringing GLASSLAND to Sundance. I can’t think of a better place to launch Gerard’s brilliant film to the world. And Element are delighted to be returning to the festival as it marks our sixth film at Sundance since 2009 when we presented Liam Neeson in Five Minutes of Heaven, followed by The Guard in 2011, Shadow Dancer and This Must be the Place in 2012 and last year we held the world premiere of Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank there.”

GLASSLAND is written and directed by Gerard Barrett and produced by Ed Guiney (Frank, What Richard Did and The Guard) and Juliette Bonass (Get up and Go, A Date for Mad Mary) for Element Pictures in association with Barrett’s NINE. The film is financed by the Irish Film Board and Element Pictures Distribution who will release the film in the UK and Ireland. Executive producers are Andrew Lowe and Gerard Barrett.

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution ( are handling international sales for GLASSLAND, and will be meeting with buyers at Sundance.

Irish Audiences will have the chance to see GLASSLAND when it goes on nationwide release on April 17th, 2015

Principal Photography on the feature film ROOM begins today

Lenny Abrahamson (Frank, What Richard Did) has begun principal photography on the feature film ROOM, produced by Element Pictures and No Trace Camping. Emma Donoghue adapted the screenplay from her book, the award-winning international phenomenon, Room.

The film stars Brie Larson (Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now), Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2, Somnia), Joan Allen (The Bourne Supremacy, Nixon) and William H. Macy (Shameless, Magnolia). Also joining the cast are Sean Bridgers (Rectify), Tom McCamus (The Samaritan) and Megan Park (What If).
Told through the eyes of five-year-old-Jack (Tremblay), Room is a thrilling and emotional tale that celebrates the resilience and power of the human spirit. To Jack, Room is the world…. It’s where he was born, it’s where he and his Ma (Larson) eat and sleep and play and learn. But while it’s home to Jack, to Ma it’s a prison.  Through her fierce love for her son, Ma has managed to create a childhood for him in their ten-by-ten-foot space. But as Jack’s curiosity is building alongside Ma’s own desperation – she knows that Room cannot contain either indefinitely.
Element Pictures’ Ed Guiney (Frank, The Guard, What Richard Did) is producing ROOM with David Gross (What If, Goon). Executive producers are Andrew Lowe (Frank, The Guard, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss (What If) and Jesse Shapira (What If, Goon) for No Trace Camping. Emma Donoghue, Rose Garnett (Film 4) and Tessa Ross (Film 4) also serve as executive producers.
Producer Ed Guiney commented that “ROOM is a collaboration between two of Ireland’s greatest creative talents; Emma Donoghue, who wrote the screenplay based on her bestselling and international lauded book and Lenny Abrahamson, undoubtedly one of the most gifted film makers working anywhere right now.  I am certain that they will deliver something truly extraordinary and I am thrilled to be part of this amazing venture.”
ROOM is being filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in Toronto, and will be post produced at Screen Scene in Dublin. The creative team includes director of photography Danny Cohen (The King’s Speech), production designer Ethan Tobman (That Awkward Moment), costume designer Lea Carlson (Take This Waltz), and Abrahamson’s regular collaborators, editor Nathan Nugent (Frank) and composer Stephen Rennicks (Frank, What Richard Did).
ROOM is an Element Pictures and No Trace Camping production, in association with Telefilm Canada, Film4, and the Irish Film Board. A24 has acquired rights to the film in the US, and Elevation Pictures is distributing the film in Canada. UTA handled the domestic sale. FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales.
About Element Pictures:
Element Pictures is run by Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe, with offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Upcoming Element productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English language film, The Lobster, starring Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Ben Wishaw, Lea Seydoux and John C. Reilly; Glassland, directed by Gerard Barrett and starring Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni Collette and 11 Minutes, by renowned Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski. Currently shooting are Room, an onscreen adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning bestselling novel directed by Lenny Abrahamson, and A Date for Mad Mary, the debut film from Darren Thornton.
Recent Element productions include Abrahamson’s last film Frank, starring Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall, a co-production with Sixteen Films. Previous films include What Richard Did (Lenny Abrahamson), Shadow Dancer (James Marsh), The Guard (John Michael McDonagh), and The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach). Element Pictures Distribution handles Studio Canal’s slate in Ireland as well as direct acquisitions. The company also runs the 4 screen Light House Cinema, one of Dublin’s premiere art house venues.
About No Trace Camping:
No Trace Camping has been developing, producing and financing feature films since 2008. The company most recently produced the feature romantic-comedy What If (The F word), directed by Michael Dowse and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver. It was released worldwide in August 2014. Their first film, GOON, written by Jay Baruchel and Evan Goldberg (Superbad), starred Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, and Liev Schreiber and came out in February 2012.
No Trace Camping has offices in Los Angeles and Toronto.
About FilmNation Entertainment:
Founded in 2008 by veteran international film executive Glen Basner, FilmNation Entertainment is a new kind of film company – global, versatile and full-service; and is a go-to destination for many of the world’s most renowned filmmakers (including Steven Soderbergh, Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodóvar, Jeff Nichols, Sofia Coppola, J.C Chandor and Anton Corbijn).  FilmNation can board a project in a myriad of ways (as a producer, financier, sales agent, international distributor or marketer) and at any stage in a film’s lifespan including development. FilmNation titles have grossed over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and the future looks to be even more successful with the company’s diversified global sales slate and the company’s own productions led by production vet Aaron Ryder. FilmNation has also forged a number of strategic relationships with some of the most prolific, respected producers and financiers operating in the film.
About A24:
Launched in the summer of 2012, A24 is a New York-based media company focused on the distribution, financing, and production of feature films and television projects. Recent releases include Sundance breakout Obvious Child, featuring a star making performance by Jenny Slate, and Jonathan Glazer’s singular Scarlett Johansson film, UNDER THE SKIN. In 2013, the company released Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, James Ponsoldt’s THE SPECTACULAR NOW, and Harmony Korine’s record-breaking Spring Breakers. Upcoming titles include J.C. Chandor’s highly anticipated A Most Violent Year starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain and Noah Baumbach’s acclaimed While We’re Young featuring an all-star cast of Ben Stiller, Adam Driver, Naomi Watts, and Amanda Seyfried.
About Elevation Pictures Corp:
Founded in 2013, with finance partner Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear Pictures, Elevation Pictures has already established itself as one of Canada’s leading film and television distribution companies. Elevation’s team of seasoned production and distribution executives, including co-presidents Laurie May and Noah Segal, are committed to bringing a robust film and television slate to audiences with both commercial and critical appeal. For more information, visit
About Film4
Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.
Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award-winners such as Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges and Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Mike Leigh’s Another Year, Chris Morris’ Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers and Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant.
Film4’s recently released slate includes Damon Beesley and Iain Morris’s The Inbetweeners 2, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, David Mackenzie’s Starred Up, Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man, Lone Sherfig’s The Riot Club and Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth, Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner and Yann Demange’s ’71. Forthcoming releases include Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea, Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette, Todd Haynes’ Carol, Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, Debbie Tucker Green’s Second Coming and Alex Garland’s Ex Machina.
For further information visit


Element Pictures are delighted to announce that Principal Photography begins this week on renowned Polish Director’s Jerzy Skolimowski ‘s (Essential Killing, Deep End, Moonlighting) latest feature currently entitled 11 Minutes.

The film is a Polish/ Irish co-production and will shoot in Dublin for 5 days and is backed by the Irish Film Board and Element Pictures.

Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations, ’71, Game of Thrones) will play the lead role of a film director.

The film follows the same 11 minutes in the lives of several different characters; young and old, prosperous and destitute.

Some story elements surprisingly intertwine, others follow their own intricate rhythm.

Some characters are shown just as they are about to make crucial life changing decisions, others are idly passing time, caught in the midst of their day‐to‐day routines.

What they all have in common is an enigmatic sighting of the elusive dark spot, seen in the sky earlier that day, and the tragic chain of events that will seal their fate.

What really caused it? Did all of them deserve it? Could any of them avoid it? What is the fabric of life? These lingering questions constitute the film’s underlying theme.

The film stars an ensemble of other Polish actors including Agata Buzek, Beata Tyszkiewicz and Mateusz Kościukiewicz.

11 Minutes is produced by Ewa Piaskowska of Skopia Film and co-produced by Andrew Lowe and Ed Guiney of Element Pictures.

Irish audiences will get the chance to see 11 Minutes in 2015 when it’s released through Element Pictures Distribution.


From today, Lenny Abrahamson’s critically acclaimed new release Frank starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleeson is available to rent or purchase on iTunes. Other films from Abrahamson also now available to iTunes customers include the award winning What Richard Did, Garage and cult classic Adam &Paul.

In high definition for the first time, iTunes customers can now enjoy Joel Conroy’s award winning surf documentary Waveriders, the much loved Sundance winner His & Hers, Lance Daly’s Kisses and Ian Fitzgibbon’s hilarious black comedy A Film With Me In Itstarring Dylan Moran.  Other Irish films also available through the deal include Jump,Parked and feature documentary The Irish Pub.

Over the coming weeks Gerard Barrett’s masterful debut Pilgrim Hill, Pat Collins’ stunningly beautiful Silence and Sé Merry Doyle’s John Ford: Dreaming The Quiet Manwill also be available with new release and further library titles being added on a regular basis.  All these films will be available to rent or purchase  on iTunes.

Karen O’Malley, Head of Home Entertainment at Element Pictures Distribution said:  “We’re very pleased to bring an eclectic selection of critically-acclaimed and award winning independent Irish film to iTunes.  EPD are committed to growing the audience for Irish film at home and abroad and working with such an important platform as iTunes is an exciting step in achieving this.”


Element Pictures Distribution is delighted to announce the Irish DVD release of GRABBERS.  GRABBERS will be available to rent on DVD exclusively from Xtra-vision from Nov 9th and to buy on DVD from Nov 30th.  The retail DVD features a host of special features including:  Director’s Interview at FrightFest, Feature Commentary, Photo Gallery, Out-takes, Behind the Scenes and English subtitles.

“When local fishermen go missing and the shore is littered with dead marine life, the inhabitants of a small west of Ireland fishing village discover they are being invaded by enormous bloodsucking tentacled creatures from the sea.

Overrun and under attack, the hopeless locals realise that the creatures are allergic to alcohol, making intoxicated people toxic to eat.  To stay alive, it’s time to rally the villagers, arm the troops…and head to the pub!”

Directed by Jon Wright, GRABBERS is a monster comedy from Irish screenwriter Kevin Lehane starring Richard Coyle (W.E, THE WHISTLEBLOWERS) and Ruth Bradley (LOVE/HATE, TITANIC).
GRABBERS is a Forward Films Production in association with Samson Films and High Treason Productions and with Nvizible and The Salt Company made with the support of Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, Northern Ireland Screen and The British Film Institute.

Keep up with GRABBERS news on Facebook and Twitter or pre-order your DVD today from the Element Pictures Distribution Shop

Mobdro App | Review on Features of Mobdro App

Mobdro is an online TV app is full of fun that offers its users with lots of excellent features. It is a free app which allows you watch and download videos, without requiring of paying for it. You can download Mobdro for PC on windows and as well as Android and iOS Devices. Today, Mobdro is presently the most search online TV app on the internet, and Smartphone users really love to watch TV shows and live sports using it.

Review on Features of Mobdro App:

Mobdro had gained huge positive responses for its features since its launched date, and till now the maximum of Smartphones users are using this app to enjoy watching TV shows and live sports. Check out the features of Mobdro below.

  • Mobdro is a free app, so you don’t need to pay for watching and downloading videos using it.
  • The latest updated version of Mobdro had included some of the exceptional features like Bookmark, Discover, capture, etc.
  • The app features an HD quality pictures and also support ChromeCast.
  • Mobdro app had included an option to share videos and movies within it.
  • It has got a simple and easy downloading process, letting you download in less time on your Android device.

Is Mobdro App Available on Google Play Store?

Mobdro app is actually not available on Google Play store due to some unidentified reasons. So, in this case, you can apply others process to download this app on your device. You can download it from its official sites and others sources available on the internet, by enabling all Unknown Sources of your Android Smartphone.

Method to Download Mobdro Apk File on Android Device:

As you have already known it is unavailable on play store, so you will need to download it from its official website. Follow the below-given steps to download Mobdro Apk file from its official website.

  1. Firstly download the Mobdro Apk file from its official websites.
  2. As it has been downloaded allow all unknown sources, open the Apk file and install it on your device.
  3. Now select and choose the relevant option on the screen of your device, and do click on the next.
  4. By the time of installation is completed you will observe a notification of app installed.
  5. Now open the app and start watching all kind of TV shows and sports using Mobdro on your device.

Well, I hope, so you really enjoyed going through the review of Mobdro online TV app. If this article seems interesting and helpful for you, then don’t forget to comment and share your feedback with us below.